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USSSA Major/Minor League Modified Rules 2018


YVYB recreational Major and Minor League Baseball shall follow the rules established by the
National Federation of High Schools and the USSSA Baseball rules 7.0 with the following
exceptions:
7.02. A Home and Away teams will be determined by YVYB schedule.

7.02D Teams will bat a continuous lineup of all present, eligible, uniformed players. There will be
free defensive substitution for all positions other than pitcher.
Minor League teams can utilize a 4 position outfield (10 defensive players).

702.F There is no penalty for having 8 players. Eligible substitute players are allowed.
Eligible team players will enter the game immediately upon their availability.

703.B The Mercy Rule will not apply.
For Minor League there will be a maximum of 5 runs scored per inning.

705 Pitch Limitation: (Major and Minor)
A player/pitcher can pitch a maximum of 2 innings (6 outs) per game or a maximum of 3
innings (9 outs) per day.
Once a pitcher is removed from the pitching position he/she cannot return to pitch for the
remainder of that game.

Stealing: Minor League only:
The base runner must remain on the base until a pitched ball reaches the hitter. If a
base runner leaves a base early, the ball becomes dead immediately, the runner(s) must
return to base, and all subsequent play is nullified. A runner may not steal home on a pass
ball or wild pitch.

*The Home team is to provide an “official scorer” for the game and provide umpire with correct
score and inning and assist with the safe and timely administration of the game.

Pitching Distance: Major - 50' Minor – 46'
Base Distance: Major – 70' Minor - 65'

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USSSA Machine Pitch Modified Rules

YVYB recreational machine pitch baseball shall follow the following modified USSSA rules:

RULE 9.00 – MACHINE PITCH SPECIFIC RULES

9.01 Fair Ball Arc Shall be Eliminated

9.02 Safety Arc: There shall be a thirty (30) foot arc drawn from first (1st) baseline to third (3rd) baseline in front of home plate. Infielders must stay behind this line until the ball is hit.

9.03 Pitching Circle: There shall be a ten (10) foot diameter circle with the front edge at forty-two (42) feet from the rear point of home plate. Players are not allowed in this circle at any time. If the ball stops in this circle or hits the pitching machine the ball is dead. Batter shall advance to first base.

9.04 Pitching Machine: The front leg(s) shall be set at a distance of forty-two (42) feet from the rear point of home plate.

9.05 Recommended pitching machine speeds: The pitching machine shall be set at 35 MPH

9.06 Pitching Machine Operator: The Pitching Machine operator shall be a coach from the team on defense.

9.07 Ten (10) defensive players shall play in the field with four (4) outfielders. The fourth (4th) outfielder shall not assume an infield position:

There shall be a catcher at all times.

All outfielders shall stay behind the baseline.

9.08 The defensive player listed as pitcher shall not enter the pitching circle

9.09 Defensive coaches shall be allowed on the field of play if agreed to with opposite team coach.

9.10 The Infield Fly Rule shall not be in effect at any time.

9.11 The batting order shall constitute all present players on the team roster at the beginning of the game. Late arrivals shall be inserted at the bottom of the batting order. All players will be in the batting order even if they are not playing defensive that inning.

First Inning:  All players on the roster shall bat in the first inning. The inning is over after each player has had one at bat. All players shall advance to home after the last batter.

2nd and All other innings: The inning will be over after a team reaches three outs or the entire lineup has had an at bat. The next inning will begin with next player in the lineup.

9.11.A Teams may start a game with eight (8) players. Coaches can share players if there are not enough players as long as both coaches agree.

9.12 Teams may use free substitution on defense, but the batting order shall remain the same.

9.13 There shall be no bunting

9.14 The batter shall receive the following pitches:

First Inning: Players shall receive 6 hitable pitches. After 6 pitches the batter shall hit off of tee. If a foul ball is hit on the 6th pitch they shall receive another ball. (Additional pitches if more foul balls)

2nd and all other Innings: Players shall receive 3 swinging strikes or 6 hitable pitches. The batter is then out and returns to dugout.

9.15 No intentional walking

9.16 Runners shall not lead-off or steal bases. The runner can not leave the base until the batter hits the ball.

9.17 A courtesy runner for catcher of record only the previous inning may be used. The courtesy runner shall be the player that made the previous out. If no outs have been recorded in the game, the courtesy runner shall be the previous batter not on base.

9.18 No maximum runs per inning.

9.19 The game is over, when the allotted time is up. Try to allow both teams to bat the same number of innings if possible.

9.20 Coaches shall call “Time” after every play and declare the ball dead. “Time” shall be called when the ball is under control in the infield. The play will stop and runners will advance or return to the nearest base. Players shall not advance more than one base on an overthrown ball.

9.21 No one shall be allowed on the field that is not a registered player or coach with the YVYB.

9.22 Volunteer parents shall be allowed to assist in the dugout

9.23 Only the on deck hitter shall be allowed outside the dugout while their team is batting.

9.24 If players are called out on the bases they must return to the dugout in all innings

9.25 There shall be no coach pitch during games. Practices only

9.26 Offensive coaches shall be allowed behind home plate to assist hitter.

9.27 Defensive players must rotate each inning

                                            

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USSSA T-Ball Modified Rules

YVYB recreational T-Ball baseball shall follow the following modified USSSA rules:

10.01 Fair Ball Arc: There shall be no fair ball arc.

10.02 Safety Arc: There shall be a thirty (30) foot arc drawn from (1st) baseline to third (3rd) baseline in front of home plate. Infielders must stay behind this line until the ball is hit.

10.03 Pitching Plate: The pitching plate shall be located at forty-two (42) feet from the front edge of the pitching plate to the back point of home plate.

10.04 Ball: Standard T- balls shall be used

10.05 There shall be no catcher.

10.06 Ten (10) defensive players shall play in the field with four (4) outfielders. The fourth (4th) outfielder shall not assume an infield position.

10.06A All outfielders shall stay behind the baseline.

10.07 The defensive player listed as pitcher shall stay in contact with the pitchers’ plate until the ball is hit.

10.08 Defensive coaches shall be allowed on the field of play if agreed to with opposite team coach.

10.09 The Infield Fly Rule shall not be in effect at any time.

10.10 The batting order shall constitute all present players on the team roster at the beginning of the game. Late arrivals shall be inserted at the bottom of the batting order. All players will be in the batting order even if they are not playing defense that inning.

First Inning:  All players on the roster shall bat in the first inning. The inning is over after each player has had one at bat. All players shall advance to home after the last batter.

2nd and All other innings: The inning will be over after a team reaches three outs or the entire lineup has had an at bat. The next inning will begin with next player in the lineup.

10.10.A Teams may start a game with eight (8) players. Coaches can share players if there are not enough players if both coaches agree.

10.11 Teams may use free substitution on defense, but the batting order shall remain the same.

10.12 Bunting shall not be allowed.

10.13 The batter shall receive the following:

Players to receive unlimited swings in all innings.

10.14 There shall be no intentional walks

10.15 Runners shall not lead-off or steal bases.

10.16 There shall be no maximum runs per inning.

10.17 The game is over, when the allotted time is up. Try to allow both teams to bat the same number of innings if possible.

10.18 Coaches shall call “Time” after every play and declare the ball dead. “Time” shall be called when the ball is under control in the infield. The play will stop and runners will advance or return to the nearest base. Players shall not advance on an overthrown ball.

10.19 No one shall be allowed on the field that is not a registered player or coach with the YVYB.

10.20 Volunteer parents shall be allowed to assist in the dugout

10.21 Only the on deck hitter shall be allowed outside the dugout while their team is batting.

10.22 If players are called out on the bases they must return to the dugout in all innings

10.23 Defensive players must rotate each inning

 

 

 

 

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